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Bread with a Twist: Soft Pretzels

April 26th is National Pretzel Day!

Blend history and science with baking as you share these lessons for making soft pretzels, dough sculpting and learning more about whole grains! 

Bread with a Twist is a fun dough shaping multi-age lesson.  The soft whole wheat pretzel recipe meets the Smart snack guidelines!


 

Dough Sculpting 101 DVD!
 

If you enjoy shaping pretzels, you'll love this DVD! Dough sculpting is fun for all ages! This DVD includes recipes, lessons, down loadable resources and more than 30 how-to-videos for shaping rolls, loaves, pretzels, cookies and sculpting directions for alligator, turtle, flag, turkey and more!  Dough sculpting will add that extra value for bake sales too!  Whether you need ideas for after-school programs, youth meetings, classrooms, community programs or for family fun….you will find lessons, recipes and ideas perfect for any occasion!

Check out the DVD, and sample video clips here
(Sample clips provided by HBA Members Argo Corn Starch and Kansas Wheat)

HBA Supports FCCLA
 


The Home Baking Association and its 34 members are supporting FCCLA@TheTable!  Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) launched a national campaign rich with research and resources at  FCCLA@TheTable. Preparing and eating more meals at home is a proven strategy, offering multiple benefits.   Cooking and baking at home DOES matter!
 
Find resources, recipes and ideas for family meals, provided by the Home Baking Association!
 

Welcome: Whole Grains Council
 

The Home Baking Association is pleased to welcome the Whole Grains Council as a partner! HBA is excited to share resources from the Whole Grains Council. For more information, click here

What Is A Whole Grain? PDF available in both Spanish and English

Spring baking may just be the best of all with so many things to celebrate!  With gardens going in or growing up, rhubarb and strawberries galore and markets bursting with fresh ingredients, anyone can find something yummy to bake and share at spring events. Some spring “picks” just to get started:

Asparagus Quiche done quicker than a rabbit’s tail by simply adding 1 cup diced fresh asparagus to a biscuit mix Breakfast Quiche recipe. 

Carrot-shaped Cake Cookies are perfect for parties or family fun. Click here for a step-by-step pictorial guide. If you’re looking for the right “orange” for sugar or frosting or a rainbow of color options, 
check out the Rainbow Sugar Resource 

Another must-mix or guest gift is Carrot Cake Muffins by Rabbit Creek Gourmet Mixes.  

Simplicity in a recipe is the Carrot Cake in a Cookie 

Make it a “book and bake” time with young friends or children. They’ll love baking carrot treats and reading Curious George The Perfect Carrot to double the fun. 

Check out all things rhubarb by those who know it best—Minnesotans! You’ll find breads, cobblers, crisps and of course--a wonderful strawberry rhubarb pie

 Strawberries make the perfect quick dessert or brunch item.  From Strawberries and Cream Coffeecake to Ruby Crowned Cake Royale there’s something for all skill levels with this resource.  

If you’ve made homemade biscuits, scones, rolls, English Muffins, waffles and more, don’t skip making your fruit butter.  Its just fabulous and only three ingredients.  

Celebrate Pigs-in-a-Blanket Day April 24th Everything Spice Pigs in Blanket 


National Pretzel Day, April 26, is the perfect day to blend history, science and a favorite food in your classroom. Home Baking Association’s free downloadable multi-age lesson Bread with a Twist and the new Dough Shaping 101 DVD are available at www.homebaking.org!

Great resources from the Home Baking Association!

Order by April 30, 2015 and you will also receive a special gift sack with extra resources, recipes and baking gifts from Home Baking Association Members! 
 
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